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Econo Lodge Effingham

2.0 of 5
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1412 W Fayette Rd, Effingham, IL 62401 (Formerly Rodeway Inn)
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Ranked #17 of 21 Hotels in Effingham
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, I ignored the reviews and shouldn't have. First room I was in was exactly what I didn't pay for. It had two beds: one was way too soft, but the other had a sort-of firm mattress. The TV was an old tube. Toilet kept running. The door frame and lock weren't secure. There was a small centipede crawling up... More 

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Mechanicsburg
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came in late (midnight). Hotel clerk (tattoo showing on her chest) was knowledgeable and helpful. Recommend company polo or t-shirt for help Everything in the room was fine. Between 12 & 1am I heard a few people coming & going in the parking lot (which was dimly lit), which insinuated to me illegal activity. Wouldn't be real comfortable with my... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

If you need to use a tablet after hours like I do than definitely pass this place up! "Yeah we have wifi." What they don't tell you is that they only have wifi in the lobby. The rooms aren't wired for wifi and the owner from what I was told isn't up with technology and has no plans to do... More 

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Vicky M, General Manager at Econo Lodge Effingham, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am sorry that you were not able to get Wi-Fi on your tablet. we are however hardwired for internet in the rooms as my desk clerk explained to you. I feel that the fact that your room was good and it was clean[ as you had no complaint in this area] that the advice to boycott seems... More 

Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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121 reviews 121 reviews
29 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for one night on our way to Nashville. I was able to book a free night with Choice Rewards points. Even though it was free, it was not good. The desk clerk, Chris, was very friendly and helpful. We had been booked into a smoking room even though I requested non-smoking, and he changed it quickly. The... More 

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tinkel, director of operations at Econo Lodge Effingham, responded to this review

Dear eagle watcher, Please accept our sincere apology regarding the bathroom issues the tub non slip mat and the hair on the bath room floor. We just had all of our carpets cleaned so that may be why the carpet seemed damp and we are currently in the process of replacing all the tub mats in the entire hotel so... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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220 reviews 220 reviews
192 hotel reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I stay in hotels 300 + nights yearly and this hotel is one I'm glad to warn you about. The staff is friendly but after that checkin, watch out. The room was clean and the bed sheets were clean but the bed was very uncomfortable. There was a radio blaring from a car parked in front of my room and... More 

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Vicky M, Manager at Econo Lodge Effingham, responded to this review

Dear Guest, on behalf of the staff and myself i would like to apologize for failing to meet your expectations. We will take your comments to help make yours and other guest stay a more pleasant one, and i hope that you will give us another chance to provide you with an exceptional expierience. Thank You, Vicky Mckerrow More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I believe I stayed in room 218. The room smelled. The towel I used to dry off after my shower literally flaked as I dried myself off. The tub had mildew on the bath mat. The sheet on the bed were only tucked in about 1" on the top and came undone in the middle of the night. I'm 6'1"... More 

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Arizona
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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Staff was helpful, since we had to move 2 times...Key would not work in one room, the second had 2 lights that did not work. Maintenance does not wo.rk on Sunday. Finally, moved to nicer remodeled room.. Comfy bed. Clean. and it has a small but nice outdoor Pool, it was refreshing since it was 97 degrees at 5pm Traveling... More 

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Vicky M, General Manager at Econo Lodge Effingham, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to write your response. On behalf of the staff and myself i would like to thank you for staying with us and we will use your comments to make yours and all guest stays a great expierience. we look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Vicky Mckerrow More 

Mansura, Louisiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We checked in late, experiencing mechanical problems with my motorcycle. The desk clerk was very helpful in recommending a local shop and did his best to situate us in a room where we could keep an eye on the bikes, though there were no ground floor rooms available. The room was clean and comfortable. We were so focused on getting... More 

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Vicky M, General Manager at Econo Lodge Effingham, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to write your online response. Your opinion is very important to us. On behalf of the staff and myself we thank you for choosing our hotel, and look forward to your next visit. Thank You, Vicky Mckerrow More 

Chicago Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Checked into this hotel on Aug 6th, 2014. We were placed in room 135. The room itself was very dated, and the shower floor was disgusting with dirt and mold (have a pix to post if I have the option to post after this review). About 12:30 am, a group of young thugs arrived in an extremely loud car, with... More 

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Vicky M, General Manager at Econo Lodge Effingham, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to place response. I am happy we were able to take care of this issue, as guest causing trouble were made to leave, and compensation was given to you for your trouble.I am just sorry that your stay was interrupted and we were not able to give you a great expierience.i hope... More 

Ligonier
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100 reviews 100 reviews
64 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

First room was pretty hot, but they moved us with no problem. Rooms were spacious and clean. Internet was not very good at all. Got an "alright" connection in the first room (close to office), NO connection in the next room, but was able to get a great connection from the Motel next door.

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Vicky M, General Manager at Econo Lodge Effingham, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for taking time to fill out the online review. Your opinion is very important to us. On behalf of myself and my staff, i apologize for the problems you had during your stay with us. We will use your comments to make improvements and i hope you will give us another chance to give you an... More 

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